Union Power Minister R K Singh has announced an allocation of Rs 13,000 crore for Madhya Pradesh for modernisation and infrastructure development in the energy sector, an official said on Friday.
Singh made the announcement in a joint meeting with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and top officials of the energy department on Thursday evening, the official from the public relations department said.
“Madhya Pradesh will get Rs 13,000 crore for modernisation and infrastructure development in the energy sector. The reforms being carried out in the energy sector are praiseworthy and the innovations followed by the state for reducing energy losses are novel and implementable,” the official said quoting Singh.
Chouhan expressed his gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union power minister for sanctioning the amount to the state, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said a roadmap has been prepared to make Madhya Pradesh a leading state in solar power generation.